McLaren Plan for New Hospital Expands Research, Educational Opportunities for Lansing MSU Medical Students

With the recent news of McLaren Health's plan to consolidate operations into a new hospital next to MSU, the move expands McLaren's relationship with the university and,
subsequently, the College of Human Medicine (CHM).

The plan for a new $450 million health care campus will allow both entities to work more closely together on research and increase educational opportunities for students among additional clinical services.

"This is an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate with MSU to redesign and elevate health care for a region and the state for generations to come. Our partnership will transform health care delivery to support a world-class medical experience and advance pioneering medical research," said McLaren CEO Phil Incarnati.

Norman Beauchamp, Dean of the College of Human Medicine, is also excited about the partnership's expansion and the college's opportunity to help transform health care. The college is proud to see that CHM medical students will fit in to that transformation.

The new state-of-the-art facility is estimated to be completed in 2021 with 240 beds include a cancer center and an ambulatory care center.

The collaboration with McLaren is just one in the area.

Among the nation's first community-based medical schools, Lansing serves as one of seven CHM community campuses in which the college teaches and trains its students. Clinics and teaching hospitals like McLaren's facilities are important to students acquiring real-life clinical experiences.

Whereas traditional medical curricula only allows third- and fourth-year students in the clinic, students from all four years of CHM's new Shared Discovery Curriculum now receive clinical training. This means those collaborations and the available resources they provide are as important as ever.

In Greater Lansing, the college also works with Sparrow Hospital and various clinics throughout mid-Michigan. 

 Click here to read the official MSU statement.

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